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The first ship to bear this name was built at Toulon as the Franklin, launched in 1797, and acquired by the Admiralty after the battle of the Nile.
1899 A new ship bearing this name was built at Portsmouth Dockyard.
1899 Refrigeration plant was being fitted on the ship